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Word ban threatens industry? Not mine

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PC World, along with several other sources, reported today on Microsoft’s dire warnings that an injunction imposed on Word sales would threaten an entire industry. In particular, the Microsoft statement that made me chuckle was

“Even if the injunction will not affect Microsoft’s existing Office customers, consumers and businesses who require new copies of Office and Word would be stranded without an alternative set of software.”

Really? Believe it or not, I have acknowledged that Microsoft Office is good enough to buy for power users. However, to say that there are no alternatives is obviously ridiculous. Can you say OpenOffice? Google Apps? Zoho? StarOffice? Lotus Symphony?

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